June 16, 2010
America is changing. USA Today reported last week that record levels of births among minorities in the past decade are moving the country a step closer to a demographic milestone in which no group commands a majority.
New census data indicate that minorities now account for 49 percent of U.S. births and that they make up more than half the population of 317 counties. That's about one in 10 counties. The largest concentration of these minority births is occurring in California, Hawaii, New Mexico, Texas and Washington, D.C.
The illegal immigrant population coupled with a high abortion rate is largely responsible for this shifting demographic.
I am not concerned about the racial or ethnic makeup of the country. What concerns me is the loss of what the majority has brought from Europe and what we are losing when that philosophy and faith is no more. We are not teaching our children the history of America or the Constitution. With the influx of people from other countries who have their own history and agendas, is the idea that is and has been America about to be lost?
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.